Monday, September 12, 2022

Keeping Strict Time Records in Lord of the Rings

 So apparently J.R.R. Tolkien kept strict time records.

Chronology of the Lord of the Ring ($20)

Rob's Note: This is a link to a PDF purchase of an academic article. You can read the synopsis for free.

Rob's Note: I realize the sample image is hard to read. It was the best avaliable.


Travis Miller said...

That's fascinating. I was not aware of that. It would be very interesting to see Tolkien's process.

Kevin S. said...

I know I've seen Tolkien's time records mentioned somewhere before. I mean, he had to keep track of where everybody was at what time so he could have people see the outcomes of things other people were doing, while he was writing events on each side of the river as separate "books" with no intercutting.